Francis Gilbert COWELL

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COWELL, Francis Gilbert

Service Number: 344
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Born: Bringalbert, Edenhope, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Elliott, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Enteric Fever , Deelfontein, South Africa, 25 November 1901
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 344
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 344, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
27 Mar 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 344, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Gilbert COWELL was born in Edenhope, Victoria in 1880

His parents were Arthur Alexander COWELL & Jessie Lennox HAMILTON

Francis died on 25th November, 1901 from Enteric Fever and is buried in the Deelfontein Cemetery,  grave 97, South Africa

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His brother Henry Lennox COWELL served with both the New Zealand Contingent in the Boer War and the Australian forces

He was Killed in Action at Gallipoli in 1915